Prospect New Town, United States, North America
 
 
Year1995latitude: 40° 8'
longitude: -105° 6'
Period
Initiator(s)Kiki Wallace
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)Andres Duany
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk
Design organizationDuany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ)
Inhabitants
Target population
Town websitehttp://www.prospectnewtown.com
Town related links
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 


source: Matthew Trump (wiki)


Prospect, Colorado's first New Urbanist community, is located on an 80 acre tree farm in the Front Range city of Longmont. When Prospect's developer Kiki Wallace bought the farm from his family his goal was to build a distinctive project which would minimize negative impacts on the land. He hired Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ), the internationally recognized planners of Seaside, Florida and Kentlands, Maryland, to give form to his vision. The result is a uniquely livable blend of traditional and modern planning concepts, built out in a broad range of architectural styles.

The New Urbanist planning movement proposes an antidote to conventional, sprawling suburban development which is characterized by oversized front yards, wide, featureless streets, and inhospitable house fronts dominated by huge garage doors. Prospect, in common with other New Urbanist communities, instead features narrow, tree lined streets connecting homes to numerous parks and public amenities, shops, and offices. Home types include detached houses, townhouses, courtyard houses, apartments, and live/work lofts. Mature trees have been planted along Prospect's streets and in its parks to provide the shade and privacy typical of an established community.

The neighborhood, now in its third phase of development, will eventually have up to 585 units on 340 lots. A town center is being built around a skating rink and will include shops, restaurants and offices all within a 5 minute walk of Prospect's homes. An aggregate housing facility and an artist's colony are also proposed.

In 1996 Prospect won a Governer's Smart Growth Award for its innovative alternative to suburban sprawl. In addition numerous articles have been written about the community, documenting its growth and success

source: http://www.prospectnewtown.com/ProspectStory/Main.asp

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